A bright August Sunday morning in Newbury so off we go to the annual Newbury Classic Car show in aid of Bloodwise (New name for Leukemia Research).
We must have been keen as we were first with PEL at Newbury's Burger King car park meeting point followed hot on our heels by Jeff and Brian. Andy, Clive and Tony had travelled the pretty way to Newbury and arrived a short while later. Graeme had decided to join us later once the show had got started.
Today I witnessed history being made - Mk3s outnumbered by Mk1s - who'd have thought it?!
09.15am and onwards to the show - just a short trip up the road and we sailed straight in, got settled amongst all the other individual entrants then off to sample the wonders of the show, starting with a cuppa from the refreshments tent, enjoyed whilst listening to the delights of the Beatles White Album on the public address system.
To be honest and despite the weatherman's warnings of an impending heatwave it was slightly on the chilly side until later in the afternoon when the sun finally got his hat on and warmed things up for us. No Jim with us so no BBQ of course but the show must-have for me of do-nuts was satisfied so I went home happy!
Another successful show - I was told there were 800 vehicles on display - not bad considering that the show had competition from the nearby Retro Festival for the second year running. Something for everyone and a good time had by all.